This “HANARE” is a annex house in Chiba for the client living in Tokyo to use 2-3 times in a week. The client bought whole mountain, and we architects dealt with putting the electricity (line), getting drinking water with a fountain, putting a bridge over the irrigation canal, and interior design and architecture, and also construction work. The site is located in Chiba near sea side, although it is chosen in a mountain on very steep hill on the west and the south side away from 21m hight from a road on a small mountain side. And the house with the landscape looks like a castle on a hill after all. About the environment of a house it is that man-made energy to avoid normally in these days, but we use it intentionally and also making an ecological environment using such as 2m long eaves for shading from the west sun though the seasons, Low-E Glass and wooden sash for insulation, and a tromp’s wall for taking natural energy.
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